Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office
Division of Applied Sciences
Diana M. Bensyl, PhD, MA, FACE
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
CAPT Diana Bensyl currently serves as the Acting Director of the Division of Applied Sciences. DAS has five branches focused on public health training: the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), the EIS Field Assignments Branch (EFAB), and the Prevention Effectiveness, Public Health Informatics, and the Preventive Medicine Residency/Fellowships. CAPT Bensyl previously served as the Acting Chief of EFAB, and has served as an EFAB Field Supervisor since 2005 to train, supervise, mentor, and support EIS Officers assigned to state and local health departments.
CAPT Bensyl joined CDC and the US Public Health Service in 1999 as an EIS Officer assigned to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Alaska Field Station in Anchorage, Alaska. She has also served as a staff epidemiologist at the CDC NIOSH Alaska Field Station (2001-02) and at the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health (2002-05).
CAPT Bensyl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1993)and a Master of Arts in Sociology (1995) from Baylor University. In 1999, she completed a PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health, specializing in Sociomedical Sciences, from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has served as Adjunct Faculty for Epidemiology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and serves on their Board of Directors.